Frequently Asked Questions

Anyone who is able to reason is hypnotizable if and only if he or she wants to be. 

This also applies to children whose great imagination helps to enter this state easily if they wish so.  

Hypnosis is a natural state that we constantly experience: watching an amazing movie, reading a captivating novel, being so focused on a task that we forget about everything else, including eating or sleeping. 

Hypnotherapy allows us to reach a pleasant state that is close to mindfulness where the body is relaxed and the mind is clear.

Absolutely not. With the method I use, you are ultra-conscious, fully connected to your body and mind. 

Your conscious and subconscious minds work hand in hand, so you will not say or do anything you don’t want to.

The hypnotic state cannot be forced and lasts as long as you want it to.

You emerge naturally from hypnosis. Although the word “hypnosis” is derived from “hypnos” which means sleep, you do not sleep in a hypnotic state, your mental faculties are clear and fully active.

However, it is possible that in this state of physical and mental relaxation, you may fall asleep for a moment. If this happens, I change the pace of the session so you can re-enter an hypnotical state and have all the benefits of the session.

Your subconscious mind records everything, every single word that has been said. 

If the work is intense during the session, you may feel tired and your mind may only remember some things right after the session. The rest may come back to your mind while you’re sleeping or in the following days.

There are many possible reasons for this. A lack of confidence in the therapist, a method that was not adapted to your needs at the time… As explained above, the hypnotic state cannot be forced, you must trust the therapist and have a real desire for change. 

With people who have had a bad experience with hypnosis, it is also possible to work at the conscious level at first. 

In any case, it is important that independently of your theme, you decide to do this session for yourself, for your own well-being.

Online sessions take place on Zoom. An email with login details will be sent to you the day before the session. Here are a few tips to help you get the most out of this session:
  1.  In order not to be disturbed during the session, it is best to use a computer to connect to Zoom and to put the phone and other connected devices in silent mode.

  2. Find a comfortable and quiet place. For example, a sofa or chair where the legs are extended and the back remains straight, raised by cushions.
    If you can, avoid doing this session from your bed.

  3. Think of a place to set up the computer or telephone so that I can see your face and at least one of your hands.

  4. Get a small blanket and add anything that will bring comfort in your setting, such as a candle, inspirational objects, etc.

  5. The day before and on the day of the session it is recommended to avoid consuming alcohol or drugs.

  6. After the session, it is preferable to plan quiet and restful activities so that the beneficial effects continue to be reinforced.
In-person sessions take place in my office at the following address: Praxis Eidmatt (ground floor), Eidmattstrasse 57, 8032 Zurich. A waiting room is available if you arrive before your appointment time. In order to get the most out of your session, you will find some tips here :
  1.  Bring a small blanket or scarf to cover yourself during the session

  2. If you have any inspirational or protective objects, you can bring them with you.

  3. On the day before and on the day of the session, it is recommended to avoid the use of alcohol or drugs.

After the session, it is preferable to plan quiet and restful activities so that the beneficial effects continue to be reinforced.

Hypnosis for children is for children and young adolescents from 6 to 12 years old.
The session is designed to allow the child to activate his or her confidence resources in order to deal with a particular issue – bedwetting, environmental changes, concentration problems, fears, school difficulties…

Depending on the age of the child, the parent attends the whole session or only the first part. 

The tool used – the altered state of consciousness – is the same as in classical hypnotherapy but the methods used to access it are adapted to the child’s psychology in order to allow a soft and light hypnosis.

During the session, the children imagination is stimulated by stories and game cards so that they can re-appropriate their stories and find their own resources.

For more information, please contact me by email or book a free 20-minute online consultation.
Curious to learn more about hypnosis ?
Follow me on Facebook & Instagram @maho.hypnose :